BEEN A LONG TIME, BEEN A LONG LONELY LONELY LONELY LONELY LONELY TIME
Where have I been, you may ask? Well, obstensibly I've taken all this time off blogging to finish my book, "Dispatches from the Peninsula: Six Years in South Korea," which will be available on Signal 8 Press come September. As the title infers, this book is a culmination of six years of living, writing, drinking, and ranting here in Korea. Much of its content is inspired by or literally gleaned from this here blog; there would be no book without it, so now that I'm pretty much finished with the beast (just going through one final read before I send it off for good), I figured it's high time that I get back to the activity which gave birth to it in the first place.
I seriously considered moving this blog to a more respectable site, since these days Live Journal makes MySpace look like Friendster. There has been a mass exodus from this site and only about 4 people from my friends' list regularly post. The place has a ghost town feel, and the folks that run this site are so desperate that they're giving two week trials of paid memberships. It's a sad place really, but, fuck it, this is where I've been and where I'll continue to be in the near future, at least. I'll probably start my own website/blog to pimp my book once it comes out, but for now I'll splay out my broken soul on this shrinking acreage of cyberspace, despite the fact that most of the regular readers and contributors have fled to the stinking hellmouth called facebook, where I must confess to spunking way too much of my own time as well.
We'll see if I can generate any comments, besides the Russian spam that has taken over from the real human beings.
So, consider this post a test of the waters, a poking of my bloated head back into the bear's cave. I feel the need to get back on the horse and kick it bloody with my spurs. In short, I am REBORN.